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Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 10:30pm EST
. >> and then governor swarsen ager in california forced you to speak up. >> that's correct. at that time massachusetts had marriage equality through the judicial route. in california a precedent-setting thing happened. both house, the senate and the assembly passed the marriage equality bill, and all that was needed was the governor's siing, governor arnold swarzenegger who campaigned by being a friend of the glp community. he made statements like, "i worked with gays and les by -- less bians, some of my best friendsar gays and les bians", >> but he didn't sign it. >> he's a republican and has a conservative base. playing to that, he vetoed it. i was enraged. i was, together with brad at that time... >> brad is your partner. >> brad is your partner. >> yes. >> and you are married? >> a little after swarzenegger's veto. we saw young people pouring on to santa monica boulevard venting their rage and here we were at home comfortable. we discussed it and i said, "i have to speak out on this. we are so close and that hippo crit swarzenegger vetoed it. for me to speak out my voice needed to be authentic. i
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